spontaneousservices

spontaneousservices

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"warning: graphic content": a good way to attract lots of viewers

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 11:50 UTC as 79th comment
On article Shaking up the market: Pentax K-70 Review (335 comments in total)
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spontaneousservices: "The K-70 is a very compelling option, especially for cash-strapped enthusiasts that are looking for a camera that they want to take complete control of and customize to their personal taste. For them, the Pentax is the obvious choice, as there's no penalty for buying a body on a budget in terms of features and controls, which isn't the case with other manufacturers."

- aren't you forgetting the point about buying into one brand's lens line-up? Possibly that IS quite some penalty!

Some of the above could be mentioned in the review, then.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2016 at 23:14 UTC
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spontaneousservices: They try to make it sound hip and trendy by using the word "borrow", making allusions to the modern-day "sharing economy" but the proper verb is "rent".

No, all I'm saying is, a series of short term profits is not the same as long term profit. They may amount to the same but come about in a different way. If they didn't, why would you use different words?

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2016 at 12:59 UTC
On article Shaking up the market: Pentax K-70 Review (335 comments in total)

"The K-70 is a very compelling option, especially for cash-strapped enthusiasts that are looking for a camera that they want to take complete control of and customize to their personal taste. For them, the Pentax is the obvious choice, as there's no penalty for buying a body on a budget in terms of features and controls, which isn't the case with other manufacturers."

- aren't you forgetting the point about buying into one brand's lens line-up? Possibly that IS quite some penalty!

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2016 at 12:04 UTC as 33rd comment | 7 replies
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spontaneousservices: They try to make it sound hip and trendy by using the word "borrow", making allusions to the modern-day "sharing economy" but the proper verb is "rent".

"Long term profits are a series of short term profits." - sounds nice but it is utter nonsense!

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2016 at 12:00 UTC

They try to make it sound hip and trendy by using the word "borrow", making allusions to the modern-day "sharing economy" but the proper verb is "rent".

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 13:02 UTC as 27th comment | 5 replies
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2197 comments in total)

Must say these new Fuji's do start to look very convincing, as does their lens line-up...
I went the Sony APS-C mirrorless route a few years back, a decision just based on camera specs, but I always was jealous of the Fuji's handling. Maybe now it's time to switch?

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2016 at 12:39 UTC as 247th comment | 4 replies

Watched his slide show on the NYT site every week. All good things come to an end, sooner or later.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 12:15 UTC as 4th comment
On article Sony Alpha SLT-A68 real-world samples (122 comments in total)

Always when I see a digital picture of sunset, I miss film :-(

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 11:34 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (811 comments in total)
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JohnK: Something to consider for the next time someone's hands are going to appear in close-up, holding camera gear: manicure and hand make-up.

All of that may be true, all I'm saying is: the picture that started this whole discussion is _not_in_any_way_ meant as artistic.

Once you start to confuse genres, you'll be forever reading things into pictures that weren't supposed to be read - and are therefore nonsensical.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 10:25 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (811 comments in total)
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JohnK: Something to consider for the next time someone's hands are going to appear in close-up, holding camera gear: manicure and hand make-up.

On further consideration, the question is what kind of picture this is. If it was a product shot you'd be totally right - nothing should distract from the product, you'd need bland hands, without any peculiarities.

But a hands-on report from a trade fair is something different than a product shot.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 15:07 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (811 comments in total)
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JohnK: Something to consider for the next time someone's hands are going to appear in close-up, holding camera gear: manicure and hand make-up.

@smiler - the best I can make of your reply is, apparently the perception of - or even focus on - poorly trimmed nails differs from one culture to the other. I've read that gangsters in macho Colombia spend hours every week in nail studios. In Holland however, no self-respecting tough guy could do that without risking being called a wimp.

But then again, too much cultural relativism kills any interesting statement.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 21:46 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (811 comments in total)
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guyfawkes: Can't see on the Hasselblad site any reference to IS, in-body or lens, nor in-built sensor cleaning. Or does the physical size of the senor preclude such niceties?

A good IBIS-sytem would be a quantum-leap for usability of MF camera's! Dreaming of such a camera with fixed 'normal' prime (fixed to keep its size small and dust out)

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 14:07 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (811 comments in total)
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JohnK: Something to consider for the next time someone's hands are going to appear in close-up, holding camera gear: manicure and hand make-up.

Something for you to consider, generally: unlike the world you appear to live in, out there in the real world are REAL people, not Walt Disney-like photoshopped silicon fakes. So yes they look real, too. Frightening huh?

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 14:02 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (811 comments in total)
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oysso: My first impression is that there are some room on the ergonomy side. Too much reliance on screen for adjustments . There should have been more buttons and wheels.

Yes bit of a bummer - not that I'm scheduled to win the lottery anytime soon, but if I WAS, yes I'd prefer manual aperture ring, and shutter and iso dial to go with it. And IBIS, as mentioned above - if there's any camera where you'd want that, it's in MF!

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 11:35 UTC
On article Hands on with the Hasselblad H6D 50c/100c (267 comments in total)

Impressive... but what on earth do you do with 100 mp? Do you crop head shots out of a group portait?

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2016 at 11:39 UTC as 26th comment | 2 replies

I just read the article, then the comments below, the many complaints and Richard's attempts at clarification. It is remarkable how people don't seem to understand the concept of using another camera's - ANY camera's - footage in an 'illustrative' manner, and how they then get stuck in a "but wait, this is unfair!!!!" - mode.
The lesson learnt is that you have to know the weak spots of your readership and anticipate on it. In this instance go to extra length - say a paragraph or two - to explain the idea of 'illustrative' in language any 3 year old can understand.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2016 at 23:59 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
On article Hands on with Sony's a6300 and G Master lenses (289 comments in total)

The only reason I would upgrade my a6000 would be a joystick for selecting focus points. Or maybe a larger VF. For the rest, the specs of the a6300 don't excite me that much. I'm not that much into video, I don't do BIF's or sports, but it's easy to imagine that people who do may want this camera.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2016 at 19:39 UTC as 9th comment
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fairfaxian: Anybody have enough Sony/Panasonic HANDS-ON experience to compare this to the Panny GH4? I was just about to pull the trigger on the GH4 as a 4K video cam w/SloMo (important features to me) As a Canon user, I have a collection of Canon glass -which I can adapt w metabones to either brand. Sony has a larger sensor, but the panny has an EVF, and a huge range of peripherals/accessories. Sony probably has better still IQ, and low light advantage. But I have never even held either cam in my hand (or any other sony for that matter) I love my Canon 7DII -but its a relative blunderbuss for size. And no 4K or SloMo video. Canon is typically slow to the feature wars, but I would tend to go with them if features were equal. Alas . . .

@Obelix, I just did find where to change settings and hereby humbly retract my comment. My a6000 just became even closer to perfect!

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2016 at 12:08 UTC
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spontaneousservices: Would it be possible to shoot video with this _totally_ manual? I like my a6000 but when filming, its obligatory autofocus and auto WB irritate the hell out me.
Using an old Nikon MF lens solves the focus problem but not the WB...

...found it. (Menu settings only visible in video mode.) Great!

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2016 at 12:06 UTC
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